4 strategic tipping points for digital content providers

Robert G. Picard Wednesday, 19 March 2014 10:00
Legacy and borne-digital content creators are now approaching tipping points where they will be forced into deep strategic thinking and choices that will affect their future operations. Consideration of the platforms on which they operate, the platform(s) that receives preference, and the income and expenses they will bear will all inform the...

A fundamental shift in the mode of news production

Robert G. Picard Monday, 20 January 2014 14:00
Changes in news production and journalistic employment are often simplistically explained as the results of technology, recent economic conditions, or changes in audience preferences. All these factors have played roles, but a more fundamental and consequential shift is altering the nature of news work and news production.

For more than a hundred...

Media, communication and struggles over transparency

Robert G. Picard Monday, 23 December 2013 14:00
Issues of transparency are not new, but have been magnified in the information society—often because of the scale and scope of information available—and because news media are increasingly part of the story, not merely, the storytellers.

The roles played by leading newspapers worldwide—the New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, Le Monde, O...

The Media Business: The deinstitutionalization of journalism

Robert G. Picard Tuesday, 17 December 2013 15:00
The most important change in news production today is probably the deinstitutionalization of journalism—the separation of journalism from structural arrangements that significantly influenced its development in the twentieth century.
The practice of journalism was heavily influenced in the past century by regular employment in news enterprises,...